erdun Family Funeral Home

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Gary Solomon Hopkins, 65


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Gary Solomon Hopkins, age 65, of Fenwick, passed away at home under the care of his loving family and hospice in the early morning hours of October 17, 2016.  He was born in Ionia, Michigan on July 28, 1951 the son of Chauncey Junior and Emma Jane (Forest) Hopkins, both of whom preceded him in death.  He married Bonnie L. Ricks, and she preceded him in death in 2010.  Gary graduated from Ionia High School and worked at Frigidaire for many years, in both Belding and Greenville, prior to his retirement from there.  Gary loved to garden and had expanded his to fit almost all of the grassy area around his home.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing pool and target practice. His best times were those spent with his children and grandchildren.    


The memory of Gary is cherished by his dear children Gary (Shelley) Hopkins of Coral, Tammi Zambrano of Ionia, Candi Bussell of Ionia, Christopher Hopkins of Grand Rapids, and Jody Hopkins of Grand Rapids; his grandchildren Sarah, Kevin, Trenton, Taylor, Kayla, Travis, McKenna, Skyler, Trever and Blake; sisters Theresa (Jim) Powers of Fenwick and Terry Belinda Corder of Fenwick, a brother, Barry Hopkins of Belding; a sister-in-law Catherine Hopkins of Fenwick; and several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Perry Hopkins and Chauncy Barry Hopkins.  


A Life Celebration gathering will be hosted by his children at his home, 10882 Cedar Lake Road, Fenwick on Friday, October 21, 2016, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Those wishing to express sympathy are welcomed to consider memorial contribution to the wishes of the family.  Envelopes and additional information are available by contacting Verdun Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Belding at (616) 794-1300 or

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